Lawn & Garden
Georgia's agreeable climate means that residents of the state have ample opportunities to exercise their green thumbs. Whether it's lush lawns or riots of flowers, fruit trees, and shrubs, home gardeners in Georgia have many options for beautifying their landscapes. Topics in this section include:
- Fruits & Vegetables
Home gardeners will find pubs, news, and web resources about small-scale fruit and vegetable production.
- Lawn Care
Tame your lawn with tips and advice from Extension experts.
Learn how flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses can beautify and add value to home landscapes.
Irrigation for Lawns and Gardens (B 894)
In order to maintain a lush, green lawn and productive garden, supplemental water in the form of irrigation is often needed during peak water use periods. Two basic types of irrigation are suitable for the home landscape: sprinkler irrigation and drip (or trickle) irrigation. This publication contains comprehensive information about irrigating lawns and gardens.
To see a full list of publications, visit the Extension Publications site.
For the latest news about Extension, visit Georgia FACES. News you can use about Georgia family, agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.
- The Brassicas are taking center stage with kale, mustards and collards
- Plan landscape with a long term goal of saving water
- New landscape plants can be installed under water restrictions
- Fall-blooming camellias offer stunning landscape performance
- Nothing says fall like mari-mums
- The Trial Gardens at UGA announce 2016's Classic City Awards recognize the best of this summers test plants.
- The truth about organic gardening
- Hurricanes make you appreciate floral beauty like the old-fashioned zinnia
- New UGA scientist searches for grasses that can survive drought, heat and other environmental stressors
- Foundation plants must tolerate hot conditions and hard soil
- Department of Horticulture
Describes the department's academic degree and research programs. Includes calendar of educational events as well as educational resources.
- Georgia Master Gardener
Gives an overview of the program to train and certify individuals in horticulture and includes extensive links.
- Home & Garden Drought
Resources to help home owners and gardeners respond to drought.
- Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm
Regional botanical garden providing education, public outreach and applied research in horticultural and environmental sciences and a facility of the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Extension, with support from the "Friends of the Coastal Gardens."
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Site detailing the attractions, programs, research, and events at this "living laboratory" for learning about gardening and nature.
- Walter Reeves
A wealth of gardening resources and tips from this well-known Extension garden specialist.
- Your Southern Garden
The South's best source of educational and entertaining gardening information. A co-production of the University of Florida/IFAS and the University of Georgia, with sponsorship from the Scotts Company.
UGA Extension offers training within local communities on a wide array of topics. To see if there are training events in your area, please visit our calendar.
- Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas, then volunteer their expertise and services, under the direction of their UGA Extension Agent, to help educate others through horticultural projects that benefit the community.